Psychoanalysis and Dreaming

Psychoanalysis and Dreaming


This presentation will introduce the point of view and extensive experience of a unique Western tradition of understanding the mind, which started with Freudian psychoanalysis and has continued to evolve to this day. At the center of this tradition is the discovery of the unconscious and the fragmentary nature of human experience. In this context, dreams have constituted from the very beginning a royal path to psychoanalytic theory and practice.

  • Dialogue 4
    1 sessions
  • October 5, 1992
    Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Joyce McDougall

Joyce McDougall (New Zealand) received her D.Ed. from Otago University (New Zealand). She was trained in psychoanalysis in London and Paris. Since 1954, she has lived and practiced in Paris, where she is now the supervising and training analyst to the Paris Psychoanalytic Society and the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Dr. McDougall is a frequent contributor to a number of psychoanalytic books and journals in European languages, and the author of several books including Plea for a Measure of Abnormality (I.U.P., New York, 1980), Theaters of the Mind (Basic Books, 1985), and Theaters of the Body: A Psychoanalytic View of Psychosomatic Phenomena (W. Norton, 1989), all translated into many languages.